Hemp Tofu Scramble Breakfast Pizza topped with Hash Brown Potatoes. Vegan Recipe

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Some days I end up walking the length and breadth of whole foods and come upon some goodies that just need to be tried out. ( The walking and browsing part is super awesome, because being able to do that in a high traffic area with so much stimulus and also browsing the huge amounts of stuff with the eyes while being myself stable and not much affected by the stimulus, has gone from impossible to somewhat possible or either just walk or just browse or somewhere in between). Forget Reading the labels while standing. That small print always gives me a headache. but hubbs is always there to finish the job at hand.

Any which way, on one such glorious day. I found the Kite Hill cheeses in the regular cultured cheese aisle and some Hemp Freaking Tofu! We picked the Chili Lime Tofu, and the dill Truffle Cassucio cheese. The Kite hill cheeses are cultured nut milk based artisanal cheeses. I have never been the one to appreciate cheese. We never ate any except Paneer (cottage cheese) while growing up and the exposure to the other cheeses was when I came to the US and post school job life, which basically was 4-5 years. The Kite hill cheeses, as I have heard other people talk about them, are a game changer. There is no fake added oils and tastes to make them cheesy. the cheeses use similar methods to culture and develop them as would for dairy cheeses. The concept is amazing and I hope these cheeses reach far and wide and are appreciated.

So back to the Tofu and the Pizza. Hemp tofu has a weird texture to it and easily falls apart. So I decided to scramble it up my usual way.And put it on a thin spelt crust and topped with shredded potatoes a la hash browns. I mean what more would you want for breakfast right.  :) or brunch or dinner.
You can use regular soy tofu in this recipe too. Hubbs liked the Hemp tofu a lot because of the texture and the nuttier taste ( I have a feeling that his love after just one bite has something to do with the name "Hemp" tofu ;)). I usually take my time to make judgments about new tastes and textures and let them grow on me before deciding either ways (like I did with Tempeh, which I initially was not not very fond of). So I am on the fence with the Tofu. It tastes good, but I am not in love with it yet. It is a great sub for a soy free tofu in certain dishes like scramble or baked tofu cubes etc. With ample spices in the scramble, this is a delicious pizza. Just don't expect it to be too eggy or too soy tofu-ey and you might love it. 

The hemp tofu that I used already has chili and lime flavors and I added my favorite flavor and herb combination (thyme + smoky spices) and scrambled it up. Topped it with grated russet potato. Half of the pizza is topped with my Spicy Cashew Mozzarella. It tastes amazing!, but needs a bit more meltyness for a pizza. I used a thin spelt crust. See here for glutenfree Pizza crust options.

Seen below with the Spicy Cashew Mozzarella. Add as much or as little grated potato. I added a bit less for photographing purposes:)


More Savory breakfasts, all Soy-free and gluten-free
Lentil Mung Bean Omelettes with blackened veggies and havarti. GF
Millet Chickpea chard Bake GF
Chickpea flour fat pancakes with cauliflower. GF
Soy-free Frittata. GF
Chickpea flour Veggie omelettes. GF

Steps:
Saute the onion, peppers and garlic until golden.



Add spices, greens and mashed Hemp tofu and mix well. cover and cook for 6-7 minutes.



Prep the pizza crust. Top with the scramble.



Top with grated russet or regular potato, a spray of oil and a generous dash of salt and pepper.



Bake for 10 minutes and serve hot!



Hemp Tofu Scramble Breakfast Pizza topped with hash brown potatoes
Allergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy, nut. The scramble is gluten-free. 

Serves 2
Ingredients:
1 tsp oil
1/3 of a medium onion chopped, 1/2 cup
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 1 inch pieces
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped greens (I used chard)
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp chipotle pepper powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/8 tsp black salt (kala namak)
1 tsp thyme
1 8 oz package Hemp Tofu (or 1.5 cups cubed firm tofu)
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes 
1/4 tsp salt or to taste

This Spelt Crust recipe here or use any of the glutenfree Pizza crust options.

1 russet potato or white potato grated, and lightly squeezed in a paper towel
salt and pepper

Add cheese like this Spicy Cashew Mozzarella (optional)

Method:
Make the Scramble:
In a pan, add oil and heat on medium. Add onion and red bell pepper and cook until onion is translucent. 5 minutes
Add the garlic and greens and cook for another 2 minutes.
Add the spices and mix well. Add the tofu, nutritional yeast and salt and mix well. Cover and cook for 7 to 8 minutes. Stir once in between. If the scrambles begins to stick, add a Tablespoon or so water to deglaze. Hemp tofu has enough moisture, so it doesn't usually dry up that soon, but regular tofu might. Taste and adjust salt and spice. 

Make the Pizza crust, and roll it out on parchment. about 11-12 inches. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F. 
Top with the scramble and spread evenly. Grate a Russet potato on a paper towel. Lightly squeeze in the towel, then top the scramble. You can also add thinly sliced potato on top instead. Spray oil, Sprinkle salt and pepper generously. Add vegan cheese shreds (optional)
Bake for 10-11 minutes. Broil for a minute for crisper hashbrowns. Slice and serve. 
Top with avocado slices, Sriracha mayo, or hot sauce or other dressings of choice. The scramble can dry out while baking unless well covered by the hash browns, so the dressings add moisture back. 

Notes: I made this in 30 or so minutes active time. Kneaded the dough of the crust, then let it sit and rise till the scramble was made and the potato grated. Shaped it after the 20 minutes rise/scramble cook time and topped it with the scramble and potatoes and put it in the oven. 



This scramble is being shared at Rickis wellness weekend.

19 comments:

  1. i have been keeping my eyes peeled for both the kite hill cheese and hemp tofu, but have not yet seen it. i have been hoping that you would post a recipe for the tofu for when i find it, and how you have! this is really perfect, since pizza is the perfect catalyst to get dayv to like something ;) and it looks awesome!

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    1. I know right, pizza solves everything:)

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  2. Is the Hemp Tofu any good? I'm sorry, it's my "Friday" and I'm exhausted, so I didn't read much of the above. I seriously couldn't get beyond how the Hemp Tofu felt in the package. It seemed mushy and slimy. Let me know if I'm wrong, please.

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    1. Johanna, the package has a lot of liquid and probably some gum to keep the tofu together. The tofu tastes good, a nuttier with a tinge of bitter. It is an acquired taste.It has a crumbly texture where you can see some of the seeds, but it hold together if you handle i carefully and bake it. or lik ein the scramble it is much easier to scramble it up. it is not slimy or too mushy. just a bit more crumbly and has a bit more moisture.

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  3. looks amazing - you are the pizza queen - never seen a breakfast pizza that I would love before but this one goes straight to the top of wishlist

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  4. I haven't seen this product yet - but I'll be looking for it next time I'm at Whole Foods. Looks yummy!

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    1. it is a nice change form the regular tofu indeed!

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  5. I just wanted to alert you that this post (your content) has been illegally copied on http://munspage.com/hemp-tofu-scramble-breakfast-pizza-topped-with-hash-brown-potatoes-vegan-recipe/. I have had several of my posts stolen as well and dealt with them to remove it. I would highly recommend the same to stop illegal content pirating. You can reach out for their email address.

    Happy blogging.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know Elena. I will contact them to remove my content. Contacting you now for the email id.

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  6. Ok after your cookbook is done your next project is to open up a chain of vegan pizzerias (makes sure there are some in Canada!) Because I neeeeed your pizza in my life :)

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  7. A scramble is a great idea for this stuff. I also was not super jazzed about it, mostly because of the texture. I want to like it so badly!

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  8. So jealous! I wish Kite Hill cheezes are available here in Oregon! Wow, that’s a beautiful looking pizza - mmmmm! I want this for my breakfast tomorrow! You are certainly the Pizza Queen, Richa <3

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  9. I made a version of this for dinner tonight, using a white bean gravy as a sauce layer. Thanks for the idea.

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  10. My mouth is watering!!!! This looks so good and I am super jealous about the hemp tofu and kite hill cheeze.... This recipe is stellar Richa!

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  11. Who would have thought that this pizza is made of veggies! Yes, they are way delicious than those you eat on the fast food. A good diet meal indeed.

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  12. OMG, this looks amazing! I have no Whole Foods near me so am uber jealous of both the cheese and to tofu.

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  13. Yum! And Whole Foods is my favorite store (when I can afford it).

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